Day trip

From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

Activity provider: Project Napoli Service

From Naples: Pompeii Ruins & Mount Vesuvius Day Tour

Activity provider: Project Napoli Service
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From US$ 101.96 per person

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Stand upon the crater summit of Mount Vesuvius for the best vantage point over the Bay of Naples, and visit the archaeological site of Pompeii – the Roman city it buried under volcanic ash when it erupted in 79 A.D.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, French, English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Meet your guide at your hotel in downtown Naples. The exact pickup time at your accommodation will be given upon reconfirmation with the local partner. You must contact the local supplier via the number on your voucher the day before the tour (after 7 PM) to organize the pickup time at your hotel or at the nearest pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the two major sites of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius in one combined trip
  • Be guided around the vast archaeological site of Pompeii, still being uncovered
  • See the Forum, Thermal Baths, Greek Theatre, and Lupanar sites of the Roman city
  • Learn about the devastating day the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buried Pompeii
  • Trek to the crater of Vesuvius and take in panoramic views of the Bay of Naples
Full description

Visit the famous archaeological site of Pompeii in the Bay of Naples, destroyed by the volcanic ash of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D. Fuel up with a famed Naples pizza lunch at one of Pompeii's cafés before climbing to the volcano's summit, where that devastating event began.

Wander around the ruins of Pompeii as Mount Vesuvius looms in the distance. This Roman city has remained frozen in time for over 2,000 years. Walk along the stone thoroughfares, peer into houses, and marvel at the old market stalls.

Follow your guide through the ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and hear the stories about the Forum, Thermal Baths, the Lupanar, and the Greek Theatre. See the sobering plaster casts of bodies burnt by volcanic ashes and lapilli and spot archaeologists at work still unearthing the old city.

Being so close to Naples, it is only fitting to savor a typical pizza lunch at one of Pompeii's cafés after a morning of exploring and before the steep and winding drive up the base of the large cone volcano of Vesuvius.

Take a short walk up to the lip of the crater and take in the atmosphere at the summit caldera – Vesuvius is the only active volcano in continental Europe. Enjoy the ultimate vantage point of the Bay of Naples – a picture-perfect view of the southern Italian coastline.

After your historical day of sightseeing from high ground to low, take a comfortable drive back to Naples, arriving at around 5 PM to enjoy an evening in the city. Be dropped off at your hotel, cruise ship, or the railway station.

Includes
  • Hotel, cruise port, or train station pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to Pompeii and Vesuvius (worth 16€ and 10€ respectively)
  • Pizza lunch
  • 1 drink
  • Guide
  • Guided tour
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour duration is approximate and is subject to variables such as traffic conditions, transfer points, number of participants, and more
  • For the Mt Vesuvius part of the tour, among the 4 languages available, only a tour in English is always guaranteed
  • In case Mt. Vesuvius National Park is closed due to bad weather conditions and/or other circumstances beyond the local partner's control, you will be refunded the entrance tickets to the National Park
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 3556 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Great overall experience with a very knowledgeable and patient guide. The lunch isn't anything to write home about, but even if you don't take that into account, the price is still the best out there. I felt the trip was a little rushed, but we had time to view everything we expected to see.

August 5, 2022

Our trip was well-organized, the tour guide around the Pompeii ruins was professional, she really made us think through and get a good understanding of how the people there lived their lives before the eruption. The lunch (Pizza Margherita or Pasta with a 0,33l drink) was ready quick and satisfying. The view from Vesuvio was pretty amazing, maybe we were a bit short on time to get to the top and come back (and also take some photos). But we got back to our hotel at the promised time. I unfortunately left my baseball cap on the bus to Vesuvio, but contacted the organization and got it back next morning - they even delivered it to me! What a team! I can honestly recommend to book a trip by them:)

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August 3, 2022

Well organised, great guides who make everything really clear and direct you to the right place. Inside Pompeii I learnt so much I didn’t know - and I studied classics! Can be a bit hectic at the waiting point. Lunch is quite basic, choose pizza over the pasta option (small!). If you want more drinks you need to go to the bar.

August 3, 2022

Product ID: 11049